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New Mexico Black Bear Hunts

New Mexico black bear numbers are at an all-time high. Because of this, the New Mexico Game and Fish Department increased the quotas to twice the amount of bears allowed to be harvested in the bear season. There’s no better time to hunt black bear than the present.

Color phase black bears are rare across North America, but here in New Mexico they’re plentiful. Seven out of ten bears we catch on average are color phase bears. Average size is 200-350 pounds. We hunt bears with the same pack of hounds we use on our mountain lion hunts. Hunting black bear in New Mexico behind a pack of well-trained hounds is one of the most exciting hunts you’ll ever go on. It’s a fast-paced, action-packed hunt with very little down time. These hunts take place from mid-August through mid-November. It’s a fully guided, four day hunt and is very affordable.  Historically this hunt has always been 80-100% success.

New Mexico Black Bear Hunts

Hunting Methods

Rigging scent with hounds and cutting track, resulting in treed bear or bayed bear with hounds.

New Mexico Black Bear Hunts

New Mexico Hunting Dates & Rates

  • Our bear hunts take place from August through November.
  • $3,000 4-day hunt  2 on 1 guide service 
  • Please note, price does not include state license fees (over the counter)
  • The deposit required to secure this hunt is $1,500. For your convenience, you can pay your hunt deposit, securely, online.

New Mexico Black Bear Hunts

Youth Black Bear Hunts

Our youth black bear hunts are conducted throughout Northern New Mexico. These hunts are fully guided 2 x 1 guide service.

  • $2,500
  • 4 day hunt
  • Call for Hunt Dates

Read more about our youth hunting.

New Mexico Black Bear Hunts


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H&A Outfitters, Inc. has been guiding hunters and specializing in professional New Mexico Black Bear Hunts since 1992. My reference list of both successful and unsuccessful references will speak for itself. Hopefully I have the opportunity to meet you at one of our camps. Your success is my success! Sincerely, Andrew Salgado, Outfitter/Guide

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H&A Outfitters, Inc.
P.O. Box 16461
Santa Fe, NM 87592
Owner/Guide: Andrew Salgado
Phone: 505-474-6959